Do you remember what you were wearing in the decade of glam rock and flower power? You know you're a child of the 70s when you wore these 70s fashions.
Flares were the only trousers to wear in the 70s. It didn’t really matter what they were made from as long as they were high waisted and as flared as possible.
Hippy chic was everywhere in the 70s and fringing was the perfect way to channel that. Who cares if it got caught in everything? It looked cool.
3. Platform shoes
Thanks to the popularity of glam rock and disco, platform shoes were big – and we mean BIG! In boot, shoe or sandal form, some reached dizzying heights.
With the increased use of synthetic fabrics, Lycra really came into its own in the late 70s. The result? Everything could be skin tight. Jumpsuits and hotpants-a-go-go!
5. Sports socks
There was a massive trend for wearing sports socks. Ideally teamed with a mini skirt or hotpants, these long socks were the 70s version of leg warmers.
If you weren’t wearing platform shoes, then you had to be wearing trainers. Running as a sport became increasingly popular in the 70s. As a result, trainers started to creep in as a fashion must-have.
What did you wear with your trainers in the 70s? Tracksuits of course! They weren’t just for school sports day, and they came in all kinds of new, man-made fabrics. You could go for colourful polyester or luxurious velour. Nice!
8. Bold prints
The 70s were all about bold prints, the bolder the better. From chevrons to psychedelic swirls, bright patterns covered everything we were wearing.
Disco was a big influence in the mid to late 70s, and nothing says disco like sequins. They covered everything from skirts to boob tubes. And how we all shimmered under the disco lights!
10. Head scarves
From a simple headband to a gypsy turban, we were getting creative with scarves in the 70s. There was a perfect headscarf style for every look.
11. Maxi dresses
Our dresses hit the floor in the 70s. You could get a maxi dress for any occasion. These long, flowing numbers were worn as both casual and formal wear. We loved them. Think Margo on The Good Life…
12. Wide-collared shirts
70s shirts had massive collars. It must’ve been a way of balancing out those huge bell-bottoms!
Were your 70s fashion faves in this lot?